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On 18 8 16 I had a total knee replacement but as well as

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on 18 8 16 I had a total knee replacement but as well as osteoarthritis I had synovitis now 7 weeks on my knee is burning just the same as before would it be possible for me at this stage to have a complete synovectomy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
go ahead
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

If you had a total knee replacement then you do not have any synovial tissue to remove.....everything was cut out to put in your artificial knee.

I suggest you contact your knee surgeon and see if she can figure out why you are having this burning pain again.

make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am another expert here.

I am sorry about your knee burning pain after total knee replacement.

did a total synovectomy help your pain before?

it sounds like you are looking for relief of burning pain after surgery.

icing your knee with an ice pack or bag of ice daily for 20-40 minutes 4-8 times a day can help decrease inflammation and pain

you may need stronger pain medications than co codamol. how many are you taking a day?

there are nerve pain medication like neurontin or lyrica which could help decrease nerve pain in your knee

let me know if you have quesitons.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Love. The system says that you have requested a different expert.

I disagree with the first expert that they would have already removed the synovial tissue. It certainly is possible that a complete synovectomy can be done at the same time as the knee replacement, but it is not always done. There also is evidence that performing both surgeries at the same time has a higher risk of complications, so there usually would need to be a specific reason for the complete synovectomy to be done at the same time as the knee replacement. Since you are asking the question, that would also support that a complete synovectomy was done.

If a complete synovectomy was not done at the time of the knee replacement, then it is possible that it can be considered subsequently, but the surgeon will usually prefer to have more healing from the knee replacement before considering a complete synovectomy. It would usually be preferable to use medicines to ease symptoms, although I see that you cannot take anti-inflammatory medicines.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
at what stage could a complete synovectomy be done would a rheumatologist be able to recommend a antiflamitory for me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
at what stage could a complete synovectomy be don and would this get rid of the inflamed lining
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the positive rating.

What anti-inflammatory medicine did you have problems with previously?

What adverse reaction did you have?